HTC EVO 4G :: Installing Apps On SD Card With Froyo
Aug 6, 2010
I just updated to Froyo and so far no problems. I cant figure out how to install apps to my SD card. I installed 10.1 adobe flash and it didn't ask me if I wanted it on my SD card. Do I need to turn on a setting to install apps on my SD card?
I was wondering how do you get your apps on your SD card back after installing a new ROM? I run a backup using MyBackup Pro and after installing a new ROM and restoring from my backup, my apps that I had moved over to my SD Card don't show up on my phone. I have to reinstall them. Is there anyway to recover them from my SD Card automatically.
I want to know how to transfer apps to SD card. When I go to settings/manage applications, the Move to SD button is blacked out. For the record, to go back stock all I have to do is plug my phone in, flash 2.0.1 with RSDlite and download the OTA. right?? I mean when VZW puts out the real 2.2, I assume if I went to that I would be at a disadvantage? I see a lot of people with the processor speed on their home page. How do I get that there? Any good free mp3 apps out there?
I'm running android 2.2 froyo. I have installed Facebook and twitter on my phone and when I try to move them to the SD card I can't. To do this I'm using avast! Mobile security and it has an option to do so. The button "move to SD card" is blacked out for Facebook, twitter and steam. Is there anyway I can get these on my SD card? I have very little internal memory so every megabite counts.
I still have some apps and my phone and wifi seem to be working fine.I don't have Market, Rom Manager, Titanium (but I DO have SuperUser). When I USB my phone to PC - the PC doesn't see either the phone pr the card although I haven't reinstalled HTC Sync). At this point, I don't really even know if I'm rooted or have busybox.I'm really puzzled as to what I should do next:I don't know whether to do a phone restore from Settings or, perhaps from Recovery? Or whether to find a RUU (Is there one with the updated radio or with Froyo? Or, I guess I could wait for the OTA - but that's a wimped out way out and it might not even work at this point. Or, do I want to try reinstalling Rom Manager and do the permission fix - then reflash one of the Froyo Roms. But would that get me Market back? In all cases I'm gonna have to reinstall most of my apps since most resided (at least partially) on the dead sd. Fortunately appbrain has a record of all my apps. - but, from what I understand, there's no way to install the Market, except via HTC/Google/Verizon.
This link gave me some instructions about doing this without having to root my phone.
How to Install/Upgrade Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC Desire | Pathik Shah
Specifically: How to Install Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC Desire How to Upgrade HTC Desire to Android 2.2 Froyo To install Android 2.2 Froyo on your HTC Desire, you can either use the official OTA update or a custom Froyo ROM. Official Android 2.2 Froyo ROM Install (Recommended) Download the official Android 2.2 Froyo HTC Desire ROM from HTC Rename it to update.zip and copy it to your SD card via USB. Switch off your phone and while holding the Volume Down button, power it back on. Enter the recovery mode and press the Power button and the Volume Up button. Select Apply sdcard:update.zip Your Android 2.2 install should soon be complete and you can reboot your HTC Desire.
My question is...has anyone tried this? If so, has it worked? Do the gurus think this can work? PLEASE let me know...as I'd like to upgrade my phone using this if its safe!
I turned on my phone this morning and it said 5 updates were available, where 1 had to be installed manually. So I select to update the other 4 apps... one of the apps downloaded ok, two are reporting that the download was unsuccessful, and the 4th one (Fruit Ninja) hung on 'Installing...'. So I put the phone down, picked it up an hour later, and it still says 'Installing...'. Thing is, this is not the first time this has happened, as I routinely have apps hang while updating, either while downloading or installing since upgrading to Froyo. Anyone else have this issue? I am running a custom ROM (Virtuous), but dunno if that has anything to do with it or not.
Just plucked up the courage to root my Desire. And now want to have a go at installing Froyo and looking for the easiest way. I've looked at ROM Manager and was wondering if its worth getting the paid version as it says you can get all the popular ROMs downloaded to your phone. Was wondering how good this app is and if anyone has had problems with getting the ROMs.
I just installed Froyo in Kies. Everything went smoothly and the phone seems to work like a charm after installation. The only thing weird but not bad was that all the applications were in different order. BUT the first bad thing I noticed was that the Android Market application was gone! Is this normal? Can I get it back somehow?
This is a minor rant, and I'm not attempting to pick on any one individual. I'm just going crazy reading a new thread every 5 minutes of someone discovering a new issue with their X after installing a leaked and of course UNOFFICIAL build of Froyo. I mean you've already been warned of the potential problems and risks you might face with installing the leaked build; so why take the chance of potentially bricking your phone? Either way, maybe the mods can create a separate Froyo sub-forum for the time being, until we finally see an official release.
I have a motorola droid milestone and it is my first smartphone. I followed a guide to install Froyo there. The other day and update to android started installing (supposedly from verizon) on system updates. For the last few days it has been downloading, finished downloading and then telling me the system is updated (no reboot nor anything) and then it will start to download again. I have no clue why that may be.
Build number is voles-userdebug 2.2 FRFxx 49593 test-keys Only thing I did with a terminal emulator was remove a couple of applications (visual voice mail and google search, google voice search and google earth to install them from the market as I was unable to update them).
I uploaded an apk file to a web server and attempted to access the link from the browser on the phone. When I attempt to download from that link I receive an error message that reads "An SD card is required to download." I do not have an SD card installed, but the internal memory is not full, so I would expect the app to install to internal memory.
The obvious solution is to install an SD Card. Putting an SD card in the device does allow the app to install. So, the question is why is this necessary?
Nowhere in my app do I specify that this needs to be installed on an SD Card. I've tried leaving the installLocation blank and setting it to "auto" and "internalOnly". I've scoured the forums and not found a reason for this.
Anyone ever had this happen? Downloaded an update after the 2.1 upgrade and I sync'd my contacts with FB. It then deleted all of my contacts.So I deleted Facebook, re-stored all my contacts and reloaded Facebook. However, now it gets as far as installing and it never stops. It just stays on Installing.However, the FB app works fine on the phone itself.Is this a Market glitch? Is there anyway I can purge it from out of my downloads section?
I installed a 32 g micro sd card and transfered music to it. I put several (20 or more) albums on it it onlt shows 11. The folders for the other albums are there but they are empty. If I try to add more music I have the same problem with empty folders.
I hope you guys can implement that in the next android updates. It is really cool that all the applications are free, but the G1 phone doesn't have a lot of on board memory, so please implement the feature to install applications on the SD Card. That is the only comment I have. A lot of people are Jailbreaking their phones just so they can get to that feature. Please consider it. Thank you. One more thing-If you can make it possible to save the browser cache data on the SD card as well will be awesome.
I just picked up a new 8gig Class 6 for my hero. The original 2gig in the phone looks like it has a lot of application related data on it. Do I need need to copy this over to the new SD Card or will everything be automatically rebuilt on the new card?
I have a 16GB card I want to use to replace the included card, and am curious to know if any fancy preparation is needed. Can I just copy over the original's folder structure and contents and start using the extra space, or is something else necessary to avoid having strange things happening with my installed apps?
Right now i have developed an android application for the client perpose, whose size is 54 MB, from which 52 MB of only Images/Photos.
[I need to keep images in "drawable" folder ]
So i want to install it in sd-card on Android SDK 2.2 for that i have already set android:installLocation="preferExternal" in the AndroidManifest.xml file. I have created 256MB sd-card while creating an avd , heap size - 192 , ram size - 192
But it still showing me an error:
Is this memory related issue of internal memory or external memory? What i have to do to run application and still test with emulator? How do i install application in sd-card in Android sdk 2.2?
I recently flashed my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 with the Resurrection Remix ICS v.1.9.1 ROM and everything went fairly well except that my external sdcard looked like it had been totally erased. While this was irritating it was not devastating (had a backup) but when i attached my sgs2 to my computer to copy the backup back to the sdcard i noticed that everything was there, i hadn't lost a single file. I went back and looked at the card via my phone and it still looks empty but i did notice (after further inspection) that it is almost full. I checked to make sure view hidden files was enabled, it was, but still nada (using OI File manager and File Explorer).
So yesterday I rooted my device yesterday. Today I did Droid X Bootstrap Recovery, Deodex, and backed up after deodex using ROM Manager. I got the rubix .3 ROM, and installed that. From what Ive read is to install a theme you need to put the update.zip folder on the sd card. In the root fold of my sd I already have an update.zip file. What is this? Do I need to put the them in the root of the sd? Or can I make a themes folder with subfolders and put the themes there?
Can someone please tell me how to install apps directly onto the microSD card? Even brand new the HTC Desire seems to only have 100MB to download and install applications on so I find it much more sense being able to store and install them on a 32GB microSD card. My internal memory is full now and I barely have any apps installed on it yet have about 900 applications I can install so I at least want to put more on!
I am trying to install a 3rd party free app through code. I initially download the apk from the web-site (androidfreeware.org), store it on a SD Card. I am using an emulator to check whether my app is working properly or not. I have attached a SD card to the currently running avd.
Then when the user clicks on the Install, I use this code to install it on the SD card.
I read somewhere that in order to install 3rd party apps we need to set the value of INSTALL_NON_MARKET_APPS to 1. Do we need to set any permission in the manifest file. Also, when I checked logcat I got the following error
Could not read the AndroidManifest.xml file of /sdcard/test.apk and then it threw a FileNotFound Exception
I know an SD card gives you extra memory for media files, but since the phone comes with 16GB is it really necessary? The basic iPhone 4 comes with 16GB and I don't think most users are clamoring for more.
Does it help the SGS speed if you leave most of the internal memory free (only using it for apps) and use the external card for all your files?
Or does it just provide an opportunity to go crazy with storing files, like an entire season of a TV show for instance?
All that being said... yes I did spring for an 8GB SD card but is it money well spent... who knows.